It’s hard being beautiful…we’re always told. Though, for very good reason, we scoff at such a notion, when it comes to being taken seriously, well… Naturally, part of the reason beauties are dismissed is because it’s really difficult not to be petty when someone didn’t earn something that sets them apart from the pack…in a good way...bestowing attention and favors that those less blessed are never accorded. So, the gene pool giveth, and then the critics attempt to taketh away.
Beauty is often an easy target when dealing with movie actors. Whereas an “interesting” (nice word for unattractive) actor who has chops can create quite the lauded career by disappearing into character parts, those with dynamite looks often find it really difficult to hide their God-given glories. Because of that, they are usually relegated to just flashing their gorgeous grins and fluttering their fabulous eyes ... Read More
If there have been two constants of late, they have been Jessica Chastain movies and rain. So, imagine my state of mind when I went to see ANOTHER Jessica Chastain release (I’ve seen at least three in the last month!) during ANOTHER downpour. And guess what the movie revolves around: A storm!
Nevertheless, “Take Shelter” is an extremely compelling and creepy apocalyptic-themed indie. It is definitely worth a viewing, even though I’ll be surprised if anyone actually checks it out. I’m not dissing the movie, by any means by saying that. The fault lies in the ridiculous cost of movie-going. Who can seriously blame people for mainly choosing visually stimulating superscope extravaganzas that don’t translate well to smaller screens? That said, “The Help” did beat the shit out of “Cowboys & Aliens”, which was, definitely, a much deserved anomaly. And guess who was ... Read More